Heath Ledger-Directed Music Videos To Be Released

Heath Ledger may have passed away more than a year ago, but he continues to enrich the world with his artistic vision.

Billboard magazine reports that two music videos directed by the late actor will be released this year. The first video is an animated effort for the song “King Rat,” a bonus track off of Modest Mouse’s 2007 release We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Ledger directed the video, which was animated by director and illustrator Daniel Auber, after meeting Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock in Australia.

“Heath and I have a mutual friend and when we were in Australia, my fiancé and some of us in the band went out on a boat with him and his family and friends and talked about the idea,” Brock told VH1 in 2007. “The idea sort of dropped, but then he just sent me an email saying that he wanted to do it.”

The second video will be for Australian singer Grace Woodroofe’s cover of David Bowie’s “Quicksand.” Woodroofe’s debut album, produced by Ben Harper, will be released this year. The album will be released by Masses Music Co., a record label launched by Harper and Ledger in 2007.